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Democracy Now! Tuesday, August 5, 2003


Published August 5, 2003


Headlines
Treasury Dept. Classifies List of Saudi Suspects
10 Die in Indonesian Car Bombing
Indonesian General Jailed Over East Timor Massacre
Powell: Resignation Report is Just ‘Gossip’
Filipino Muslim Rebel Leader Dies
Lieberman Warns of Extremist Democratic Opponents
More Headlines…

47 Activists Arrested While Protesting "Apartheid wall;" We Go to an Israeli Police Station to Hear From One of the Palestinian Activists Being Held
The Bush Administration yesterday said it may reduce a 9 billion dollar aid package to Israel if the Israeli government continues construction of a wall cutting off Gaza and the West Bank.


Vote to Confirm Openly Gay Bishop Postponed After Allegations Made in the 11th Hour
The vote was delayed after allegations emerged that Rev. Gene Robinson “inappropriately” touched a man and that he is affiliated with a gay youth counselling Web site that links to sites that link to pornography. The allegations came less than an hour before the House of Bishops was scheduled to begin debate.


U.S. Marks Hiroshima Anniversary By Holding Top Secret Summit to Discuss Expanding Nation's Nuclear Arsenal
Some 150 top U.S. officials and military contractors are scheduled to gather Thursday in Omaha, Nebraska at the U.S. Strategic Command Center. The meeting’s agenda is secret as is the guest list. But observers say the Bush administration will likely agree to launch a new nuclear age. [Includes transcript]


Feds OK Evacuation Plan for NYC-area Nuke Plant
Critics question how millions of the people could safely leave the metropolitan area if the Indian Point nuclear point was attacked or suffered a meltdown. We host a debate between the plant’s operator and nuclear activists including Harvey Wasserman. [Includes transcript]


Vote Looms for Financing of Oil Pipeline in Peru
The main beneficiaries of the project are a subsidiary of Dick Cheney’s Halliburton and Hunt Oil Company, whose vice president was a top energy advisor to George W. Bush. Construction of the pipeline is causing forest erosion, landslides, spreading non-indigenous diseases, and creating a shortage of food supplies in the region.


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